Farmer's depression breakthrough

Farmers are reluctant to talk about depression.

The secrets of a private, introverted farmer's heart have resonated with thousands.

Wouldn't go back on organics

These ultimate rams were developed by Allan Richardson's Avalon Genetics from selected perendale, texel and finn stock ...

He started with an organic conversion on land at the back of the family farm because his father didn't people to see it.

Nitrate-busting bulls found

In a nitrate leaching breakthrough, bull traits have been found which can be passed on to cows.

Farmers are under pressure to reduce nitrate leaching into water and a genetic discovery may help.

Ditching the farmer label video

Richard Kidd is keen to be known as a food producer, not a sheep and beef farmer.

Richard Kidd is keen to be known as a food producer, not a sheep and beef farmer.

One stop drought monitor

NIWA's New Zealand drought index.

A new drought monitor will help farmers keep a weather eye out.

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opinion

GE could hurt farm exports

Genetically engineered cows at AgResearch's Animal Containment Facility at the Ruakura Research Centre in 2009.

GE and animal emissions are big headaches for future agriculture.

The risks of a Roundup ban

OPINION: It's potentially more harmful for the environment to remove glyphosate than to keep using it.

Farmers cut back on palm kernel

Fonterra results 'solid'

Field days

Agri startups pitch to investors

Looks like chicken, tastes like chicken - but it's actually an 'analogue meat' produced from pea protein by ...

New ventures will be aiming to impress investors as they display their wares.

Rain doesn't stop Rural Games 

Businesses loved having Rural Games in Palmerston North.

Last year's Central District Field Days at Manfield Park in Feilding.

Big agri-week for Manawatu

Central Districts Field Days is about to descend on Manfield, accompanied by many other agricultural events.

dairy

Nitrate-busting bulls found

In a nitrate leaching breakthrough, bull traits have been found which can be passed on to cows.

Farmers are under pressure to reduce nitrate leaching into water, but a genetic discovery may help out.

Farmers aware of greenhouse gas role

Farmers are aware livestock greenhouse gas emissions - but reducing them in NZ is hard.

Graeme McKenzie among his heifers at Colac Bay.

Feds farmer a proud dairy man

Graeme McKenzie mostly keeps his hands clean nowadays, but has just as much passion for dairying as any other farmer.

advice

Mud galore at SI field days

No, not something prehistoric, but an AirSep "spudnik" potato harvester.

Grey weather and a bit of mud fails to deter crowds on the first day of the South Island Agricultural Field Days

Farmer's depression breakthrough

The secrets of a private, introverted farmer's heart have resonated with thousands.

New Zealand farmers are much more aware of the greenhouse gas emissions from their livestock than 15 years ago, Dr Harry ...

Farmers aware of greenhouse gas role

Farmers are aware livestock greenhouse gas emissions - but reducing them in NZ is hard.

aquaculture

Q&A: Salmon proposal

New Zealand King Salmon's Clay Point farm in Tory Channel. (File photo)

MPI wants to relocate up to six salmon farms in the Sounds - here's a run down of what you need to know.

King Salmon plans mussel farm

As residents busy themselves with its salmon farm plan, NZKS lodges consent for mussel farm.

A commercial fisherman denies setting nets where they could be stranded on the shore, claiming foul play. (File photo)

Fisherman blames the locals

He thinks his nets were dragged ashore by residents opposed to commercial fishing.

beef

Organics pioneer would never go back

These ultimate rams were developed by Allan Richardson's Avalon Genetics from selected perendale, texel and finn stock ...

He started with an organic conversion on land at the back of the family farm because his father didn't people to see it.

Farmers aware of greenhouse gas role

Farmers are aware livestock greenhouse gas emissions - but reducing them in NZ is hard.

Richard Kidd explains the inner workings of his farm to Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy.

Farming in sight of the big smoke

 A Helensville farming couple have embraced farming next to the bright lights of Auckland.

Sheep

Organics pioneer would never go back

These ultimate rams were developed by Allan Richardson's Avalon Genetics from selected perendale, texel and finn stock ...

He started with an organic conversion on land at the back of the family farm because his father didn't people to see it.

Farmers aware of greenhouse gas role

Farmers are aware livestock greenhouse gas emissions - but reducing them in NZ is hard.

Richard Kidd explains the inner workings of his farm to Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy.

Farming in sight of the big smoke

 A Helensville farming couple have embraced farming next to the bright lights of Auckland.

cropping

Bumper kiwifruit season boosts EastPack

SunGold variety kiwifruit volumes are on the rise.

 Plentiful kiwifruit has provided a boost for packer EastPack's returns.

Kiwifruit China-bound

It hasn't been a record kiwifruit harvest, but considering this summer's below par weather, it hasn't been a bad result.

Charlie and Helen Lea of Cambridge are the supreme winner of the Waikato Farm Environment Awards.

Family plants 17,000 trees on farm

Waikato's top environmental farmers are Charlie and Helen Lea.

agribusiness

Nitrate-busting bulls found

In a nitrate leaching breakthrough, bull traits have been found which can be passed on to cows.

Farmers are under pressure to reduce nitrate leaching into water, but a genetic discovery may help out.

Farming in sight of the big smoke

 A Helensville farming couple have embraced farming next to the bright lights of Auckland.

No, not something prehistoric, but an AirSep "spudnik" potato harvester.

Mud galore at SI field days

Grey weather and a bit of mud fails to deter crowds on the first day of the South Island Agricultural Field Days

Discovery

From law books to test tubes

Hannah McKerchar studies the changes in the treatment of milk proteins.

A former commercial lawyer has found more excitement in the laboratory, she tells Jarrod Booker.

Research team's innovation 

Scientists' careers have been given boost by a dairy innovation programme.

Palatasa Havea was Tonga's first food science PhD.

School 'failure' to top scientist 

A Tongan scientist who struggled at school is now at the cutting edge of his field.

rural women

Could a human beat a horse?

Around 60 competitors raced in the inaugural Human v Horse marathon in 2015, with the top time for a human earning third ...

It's about to be tested in an extreme race through steep hill country.

Nuts about ... fresh nuts

The Horwells' two hectare, 450-tree orchard can produce four tonnes of hazelnuts a year.

Sheep in the yards at Kaihoka for a combination team building and dagging exercise.

A perfect birthday with daggy lambs

Spending a day in the yards sorting dirty lambs for dagging is not everyone's idea of a birthday.

Video

Trump is immune from lawsuits

He will argue the case as he faces allegations of sexual harassment from a former contestant on the reality show The Apprentice.

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